I still remember the first slumber party that I hosted at my house. It was my 10th birthday.
I wore my purple shirt and black leggings. Alison and Cynthia and Wendy were there. We had pizza. We watched movies. We drank fizzy root beer floats in plastic cups. We played Girl Talk.
Everything seemed so important back then. The party details. The all-important outfit. The guest list. The pajamas I would wear that night. At 10, I wanted to fit in, but I also wanted to stand out. That - perhaps - is the ultimate paradox of preteen culture.
LittleMissMatched is a company that understands that part of the psyche of tween girls quite well. They sell crazy and creative bedding sets, socks, clothing, and stationary sets...specifically for girls...specifically designed to "stand out."
LittleMissMatched is especially famous for their zany pajama sets, which are striped, starred, and polka dotted in vibrant colors. And - of course - they never match! The sets are available in sizes 2T-12 and retail for $25-$30. My daughter has the green/purple pair (pictured) and they're very fun...and cozy and sturdy too!
If you know a girl in the 9-12 age range, then you'll be excited to hear that LittleMissMatched has offered to give one of you their 96-page Pajama Party In A Box - "an activity book for girls that is a guide to every step of the pajama party process: how to find a theme; how to make your own invitations, party favors, goodie bags, and decorations; what to serve, including fun recipes; plus games and crafts." And it's more than just a book. It comes with a stationary set, stickers, scrapbooking paper, an autograph album, and more.
YOUR TURN: Let's talk about slumber parties! What age is best to begin this practice? What super duper party planning tips do you have? As a parent, do you delight in slumber parties...or dread them?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Pajama Party In A Box kit ($15.95), courtesy of LittleMissMatched. To enter, leave ANY topic-related comment on this post prior to Tuesday, February 17 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #27 Jayne. Congratulations!